At Harvey Aesthetics and Wellness in Beckley, WV, we know that lines and wrinkles can make you feel less confident in your appearance, which is why we offer different neuromodulators that can temporarily smooth these lines and increase your confidence. These anti-aging injections can address cosmetic concerns and temporarily relieve the symptoms of certain medical concerns to improve quality of life.
Neuromodulators are anti-aging injectables that contain a purified protein called botulinum toxin A that works on the muscular level to relax the muscles by blocking communication between the brain, nerve signals, and muscles. Upon injection into a specific muscle, the ingredients will slowly relax the target muscles to help patients combat different aesthetic imperfections and concerns, enhance their appearance, or reduce the symptoms of muscular-related medical conditions.
At Harvey Aesthetics and Wellness, we offer treatment with three of the most popular neuromodulators: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Each has a slightly different formula but accomplishes a similar goal and delivers long-lasting results.
Botox is a popular and well-known cosmetic injectable that has become a go-to for men and women who want to smooth wrinkles on the upper halves of their faces. After an initial treatment, Botox results will become apparent within the first several days and will be most visible by one-week post-treatment.
The best results are evident after 30 days, and they can last up to three to four months or longer based on how quickly the body metabolizes the product. Repeat injections are necessary to maintain results long term.
Botox for Cosmetic Concerns
Botox is most often used to treat different cosmetic concerns, specifically expression lines on the upper half of the face. Of all the different neuromodulators available for cosmetic use, Botox is FDA approved to treat most areas of the face. We can use it to smooth expression lines on the forehead, the crow’s feet that form at the outer corners of the eyes, and in the area between the brows where frown lines form.
Patients who want to enhance their lips but can’t or don’t want to commit to a dermal filler can undergo the lip flip treatment that uses Botox to relax the upper lip muscles to create fuller-looking lips and an improved appearance. We can also use Botox to relax specific muscles around the mouth to correct a gummy smile.
Botox for Medical Concerns
Botox provides an effective solution for patients suffering from different medical concerns, including hyperhidrosis, TMJ, and migraine pain. Injections into specific head muscles can promote pain relief and decrease the number of migraines patients experience each month for several months at a time.
Injections around the jawline can relax the tense muscles that often cause TMJ. Injections into different armpit muscles will block the sweat glands, temporarily disabling them from producing the excessive sweat definitive of hyperhidrosis.
Xeomin is a neuromodulator known for its highly purified formula, free of additional proteins. Patients who want a pure formula to treat expression lines often choose Xeomin to meet their cosmetic needs, as well as patients who suffer from different protein allergies. Xeomin is uniquely designed to smooth frown lines between the eyebrows.
Results appear within the first two to three days of the injection process and can last three to four months post-treatment. Once your results begin to fade, regularly scheduled follow-up treatments will ensure that you can maintain a frown line-free expression long-term.
Dysport is another injectable specifically designed to smooth frown lines between the eyebrows, technically known as glabellar lines. Patients with frown lines can schedule treatments with Dysport to smooth these lines of varying severities to create a younger and well-rested appearance. Patients love Dysport because it can smooth frown lines without affecting their ability to express themselves or the appearance of the rest of their face.
Dysport results appear within the first few days of the injection process and last three to four months post-treatment. You can maintain a younger and well-rested appearance, free of frown lines, with consistent follow-up treatments.
What To Expect From the Treatment
The treatment process for all of these injectables is virtually the same. We can apply a pre-treatment numbing solution to your skin before injections to enhance your comfort. Still, many patients choose to forgo this since the treatment is quick and virtually painless.
Appointments take ten to twenty minutes; we’ll sanitize the treatment area, administer a customized amount of product into the muscles of your area of concern, and then you’ll be free to resume most of your normal daily activities once your treatment is over.
Am I a Candidate?
The best candidates for neuromodulators are patients who want to address cosmetic or muscle-related medical concerns like migraine pain, hyperhidrosis, or TMJ. It’s important that patients are not currently pregnant or nursing at the time of treatment and are not allergic to any ingredients in the injectables used during their treatment.
It’s also important that patients have realistic expectations about the treatment process and outcome and understand that results are only temporary and regular follow-up treatments are necessary to maintain results over time.
Determining Your Treatment Eligibility
We determined patient treatment eligibility during an initial consultation. It’s important that you let us know if you’ve ever experienced an adverse reaction to an injectable neurotoxin in the past. The goal of the initial consultation is to provide us with more information about your treatment, goals, concerns, and health history.
That way, we can choose the right treatment options to smooth your lines and wrinkles, enhance your lips, or provide you relief from the symptoms of different muscle-related medical conditions.
Learn More About Our Neuromodulators
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are safe and effective cosmetic injectables that can make you feel more confident in your appearance by temporarily erasing the signs of aging from your complexion. Whether you want to address medical concerns, cosmetic concerns, or both, we can develop a unique treatment plan for you with one or more of these effective neuromodulators.